Maher Rips Liberals for ‘Extreme Bullying’ on Islam: You’re Part of the Problem
Remember when Berkeley students protested a commencement speech by Bill Maher because he said that Islam is the only religion that’s like the Mafia and will “fucking kill you” if you say or write the wrong thing? Well, considering the Charlie Hebdo shooting last week, Maher had something to say to those Berkeley students: how is it that I’m the problem?
Maher took his usual jabs at conservatives like Bill Donohue coming out against total free speech, but it distressed him far more to see liberals taking such strong stands against free speech to the point of “extreme bullying.”
He explained that liberals are perfectly fine using bullying when, for instance, they denounce his views as bigoted or call for Rush Limbaugh to go off the airwaves. Maher said that if you really want Limbaugh off the air, you’re not a true liberal, you’re just a “baby” who doesn’t like hearing different opinions.
And to Muslims who might be offended by people insulting Islam, Maher explained that’s exactly how he feels about weed. But when someone criticizes weed, he doesn’t threaten violence or bully them into silence, he just goes, “Good, more for me.”
Watch the video below, via HBO:
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